10:30AM, Thursday 08 January 2015
Bumper crowds are expected to turn out and cheer on competitors as they swim, run and cycle the 25th anniversary Windsor Triathlon this summer.
The flagship event is one of the most popular on the UK circuit and organiser Human Race has invited all former champions back to take part.
Spencer Smith, who took top spot in six of the first nine years, will be among the field of 2,500 confirmed participants.
Team GB member Stuart Hayes, who helped Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee win gold and bronze respectively at the London 2012 Olympics, will also take part.
There are limited places still available for experienced or novice triathletes to sign up and take part in the three discipline challenge.
The Olympic distance event will involve a 1.5km swim in the Thames, 42km bike ride and a 10km run.
Shorter sprint and team relay traces will also be held.
It is taking place on Sunday, June 14 and Human Race has said a large part of the triathlon's popularity is the support and enthusiasm shown by people living in the town.
"The crowds in Windsor are amazing," said spokesman Nick Rusling.
"The energy they show in cheering on the athletes makes this something a bit special."
He added: "Everyone from elite competitors to first timers talk about the fantastic atmosphere."
Nick said the stunning location, with races taking place in the shadow of Windsor Castle, adds to the appeal and is another reason why it has been named event of the year seven times by the British Triathlon Federation.
Its nominated charity is Scope and is expected to raise about £40,000 for the disability support organisation.
Visit humanrace.co.uk/events/triathlon/windsor-triathlon to register.
Baylis Media Ltd deputy group editor Glenn Mitchell will be taking part in the triathlon. Read his training blog here.
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